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AFP-TN Statement on Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Ruling

Nov 3, 2020 by AFP

NASHVILLE, TN – Following Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle’s ruling that the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act is prohibited from going on the December ballot, Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee (AFP-TN) State Director Tori Venable issued the following statement:

“This ruling is extremely disappointing for us, Nashville families, businesses and everyone holding on to hope that the government would listen to their outcry over the crushing 34% property tax hike. Metro has continually tried to silence and ignore 27,000 Nashvillians who signed this petition in support of putting some guardrails up on Nashville’s spending addiction that put the city in its current crisis. This property tax hike will do nothing to help our city’s finances; it will only fuel Metro’s reckless spending and taxing proposals.

“We thank our volunteers for their work and dedication, but we aren’t done yet. We will have to come together as a city to address the root causes of our fiscal issues – corporate welfare and reckless spending – if we are ever to get Nashville’s priorities in order.

“Refusal to let the people have a voice and a vote is a disservice to our city and democracy.”

Background:

AFP-TN Files Amicus Brief on Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act, 10/22/20

AFP-TN Statement on Election Commission Decision, 9/25/20

Stop the Shenanigans and Lift the Veil, 9/22/20

Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Signatures Get Verified, Will Appear on December Ballot, 9/14/20

Nashville’s ‘Poison Pill’ is Harmful Tax Increase, Not Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act, 8/28/20

Paid for by Americans for Prosperity.